No-cheese sauce. Vegan cheese sauce. Cheesy sauce. Non-dairy cheese sauce. I’m not sure what to call this except delicious. There is no cheese in it, plus it is easy to make, versatile, vegan and gluten-free. Just make some! The salt in soaking helps deactivate the enzyme inhibitors.
Place cashews in a small bowl or or jar and cover with water by several inches. Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Allow nuts to soak for 6-8 hours to soften. After soaking, rinse and drain nuts.
To make the sauce, place soaked nuts, 1/4 teaspoon of the sea salt that is left, and the rest of the ingredients in the small bowl of a food processor or a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute. If it gets too thick, add a little water to thin to your desired consistency.